French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem Enter Second Round

Defending champion Rafael Nadal began his quest for yet another crown at French Open beating Egor Gerasimov to enter the second round on Monday. Nadal, who skipped the US Open citing coronavirus fears, is aiming for a record-extending 13th singles title at Roland Garros.

Nadal won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to make the next round. Also Read – French Open 2020 Qualifiers: Ankita Raina Enters 2nd Round, Ramkumar Ramanathan Exits

He will next face Mackenzie McDonald. Also Read – French Open 2020 Qualifiers: Sumit Nagal Exits, Prajnesh Gunneswaran Enters 2nd Round

Serena Williams also advanced to the second round beating Kristie Ahn 7-6 (2) 6-0. The three-time French Open champion is looking to equal the all-time record of Margaret Court’s record of 24 major titles.

Williams next faces Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.

US Open men’s singles champion Dominic Thiem started his campaign for a second Grand Slam title with a dominating 6-4 6-3 6-3 win over Marin Cilic. Thiem is a two-time French Open finalist where he lost to Nadal on both occasions.

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